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Robert Anthony Brandewie

Robert Anthony Brandewie

Robert Anthony Brandewie

Robert A. "Bob" Brandewie died August 12, 2010 in Tallahassee, Florida. The visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm EDT, Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Bevis Funeral Home. The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am EDT, August 18, 2010 at Saint Paul's Methodist Church in Tallahassee. A private inurnment will be held at MeadowWood Memorial Park by his first wife, Vada. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Big Bend Hospice at 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Bob was born in Sidney, Ohio, the seventh child of George Edward and Jennie Marie Van DeMark Brandewie. In 1934 the Brandewie family moved to Tampa, FL to escape the cold Ohio weather. In 1936 Bob returned to Sidney and lived with his Aunt Jane at the Brandewie Dairy for a year; then with his sister Josephine on the Brandewie family farm of his birth for one year. In 1938 he returned to Florida where he graduated from Plant City High School in 1939. Bob entered the U.S. Army service as a private on July 30, 1940 at Tampa. He rose rapidly through all the non-commissioned officer ranks and the four warrant officer ranks, then received a direct commission as a second lieutenant in 1946. Bob was a Lt. Col. in the Regular Army at the time of his retirement on Jan. 31, 1967. During his 26 years service he was stationed with his family at many installations in the U.S., Philippines, Germany, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Joint Service and U.S. Army Commendation Ribbons. Bob was employed at FSU from Feb. 1967 until retirement in September of 1986 in the Division of Student Affairs. His service at FSU included responsibility for the budgeting and personnel matters for the Division and served as liaison with the student government Association for the Vice President. The BRANDEWIE SENATE CHAMBER was named after Robert A. "Bob" Brandewie in a ceremony on September 28, 1988. Bob worked for The Florida State University for nineteen years, thirteen of which were devoted to being a liaison to the Student Government Association. His experience and knowledge of student affairs made him an unparalleled resource for student leaders. His primary interests, aside from family, were gardening, golf, ballroom dancing and church activities at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church. Bob is survived by a daughter Janice Eddy, a son, Robert A. Brandewie II, three grandchildren, Orin Eddy of Washington DC, Brooks Anthony Brandewie, and Brett Andrew Brandewie, married to Laura (Wofford) of Tallahassee, one great-granddaughter, Nina Petrone; as well as two sisters, Caroline Bergman of Englewood, OH, and Florence Paleveda of Tampa, FL. He was preceeded in death by his beloved wives Vada Orion Simpson Brandewie and Hilda Lavalle Shiver Scruggs Whitaker Brandewie. He will be missed by his church family at Saint Paul's, his golfing buddies and staff at Hilaman and Jake Gaither courses, and the many friends he met dancing at the Legion, USABDA and Senior Center.